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. the tensions in recent days between israel and its neighbor to the sort of north, syria. and now this new test between israel and new islamist government in egypt. what should we be watching for? >> reporter: well, this potentially is very dangerous situation. on the brink -- on press hiss, israel attacking gaza killing the leader yesterday who by the way was the top of israel's hit list for ten years. but just as significant was israel's concentration on the rocket facilities, the storage of hamas in gaza, focusing on the long distance rockets. israel wants to eliminate the rocket threat against its cities from gaza. you mentioned in your introduction i think it is 850 rockets fired this year at israel. they fired 100 the last five days. that's what provoked the response. now the problem is that israel, it was sensed that israel's hands were tied because of their relationship with egypt. egypt was in fear that egypt would end the peace treaty. that is one reason why israel feels it's calibrating carefully the attack on gaza.poised on th of gaz yachlt they're trying this pinpointed air attacks
if this becomes a multifront operation. >> can i just get one little quick tour, syria. >> yes. >> if i understand, that's mostly hezbollah operating in syria. is hamas in syria? >> well, this is a great question because in the case of syria, this has caused a rift between hamas and iran and hezbollah. you have the iranian government backing assad, you have hezbollah backing assad, and you have hamas basically lined up with the opposition. so in many respects, syria has drived a wedge between iran and its former client. >> all right. now, let me go back to israel. iran basically owns hamas, is that fair? >> well, iran has provided financial support. >> they're the financier. i mean, hezbollah, too, but let's stay with hamas for the moment. iran is the banker. >> iran has been a banker. other countries have been as well. they've gotten money from countries like saudi arabia as well. in the case of hezbollah, that is the very, very close partnership. i mean, hezbollah really grew out of the iranian revolution. it is the export of the iranian revolution. so that is the very symbiotic relationship. ha
peaceful protests. obviously the situation in syria has deteriorated since then. we have been engaged to help the opposition. we have committed to hundreds of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid to help folks both inside of syria and outside of syria. we are constantly consulting with the opposition on how they can get organized so that they're not splinters and divided in the face of the onslaught from the assaad regime. we are in very close contact with countries like turkey and jordan that immediately border syria and have an impact and obviously israel which is having already grave concerns as we do about, for example, movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. and they could have an impact not just within syria but on the reas a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the syrian opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they had in the past. we're going to be talking to them, my envoys are going to be traveling to various meetings taking place with the international community and the opposition. we consider them a legiti
and degradation of life in syria. you have spoken about this passionately. it's getting worse and worse. 400,000 refugees. it's going across the borders of turkey jordan, israel. what's happening now. >> there was an agreement reached by the syrian opposition to form this new national council led by a former islamist imam from syria. whether he can hold this together remains to be seen. this is a legitment government. he needs arms. he needs no fly zones. unless he gets these. they have the means to pummel the people of syria. >> eliot: is now to step in to provide arms. >> i take the pronoun we and apply it to the turks on the one hand and the jordannens on the other. let them have the support that they need, whether from the united states or elsewhere, for them to do what is necessary to create those no fly zones. for the state department to stop acting from mrs. clinton or the u.s. government to stop acting and kicking and screaming and supporting the french. if the french want to do this as the former colonial power the state department should stop them from doing so. >> eliot: why are w
in a piece in the wall street gorm, that they are coming back everywhere in iraq, in afghanistan, in syria. they're all over the place. so it interferes with the president's narrative. we got bin laden, al qaeda's on the run, therefore, i am a great command in chief. the fact is everything's unraveling in the missed east. >> greta: straight ahead, not just senator mccain, tonight, senator lindy graham firing back. we are here to talk about the heated battle, next. and the real war on women. some women say they are censored by facebook. who are they? allen west, fighting a tough election battle. hew he just got big-name backup. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambass do, who had nothing to do with benghazi? and was simply making a presentation based on intel jeps that she had received? and to besmirch her reputation? is outra
uncertainty with egypt, uncertainty on its border with jordan, civil war in syria, probl problems with hezbollah and lebanon. not to mention iran. there's no port in the storm. this is now the new middle east. >> and richard, doesn't that make syria all the more important, you know, golan heights took mortar fire from syria, israel really doesn't want to get involved. you know, spread itself thin in syria, and i think that's why international action on syria is so important right now. >> it's one of the fault lines in the middle east. i think if you're an israeli, it's not the one at the moment that keeps you up at night the most. >> right. >> i still think the palestinian is the closest. then you've got egypt which is the anchor of israel's security. and i think actually the israelis are most worried about jordan. the israelis are not central to the dynamic in syria. syria which began as a civil war and spread into the proxy has the potential to become a regional war. just when the thought the middle east can get worse, it can. >> what's your assessment of pretty much the fact th
street gorm, that they are coming back everywhere in iraq, in afghanistan, in syria. they're all over the place. so it interferes with the president's narrative. we got bin laden, al qaeda's on the run, therefore, i am a great command in chief. the fact is everything's unraveling in the missed east. >> greta: straight ahead, not just senator mccain, tonight, senator lindy graham firing back. we are here to talk about the heated battle, next. and the real war on women. some women say they are censored by facebook. who are they? allen west, fighting a tough election battle. hew he just got big-name backup. years ago, my doctor told me to take a centrum silver multivitamin every day. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, always your most complete. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how
syria into the mix. israel fired shells into the syrian border after receiving some mortar fire itself in the golan heights. it doesn't have the time or energy to invest in syria, but if things spiral out of control, how much pressure does that also put on israel to act? >> i think the israelis have been pretty clear, including in the last few days, that they have absolutely no interest in getting involved in what's going on in syria. there's so many different reasons for that. first of all, it's an intractable conflict. beyond that, none of the actors involved are pro-israelis. the worst thing they can do is get involved in the conflict and give the regime some kinld of political cover saying we're not just fighting against revolutionaries but against israeli spies and the massad. from israel's perspective they have nuch problems dealing with gaza. the last thing that they need is to add to that plate, and what can be gained by getting involved in syria from the israel's perspective? whoever wins in syria from israel's perspective is the enemy. >> that's right. thanks so much. >> than
northern border given the increasing anarchy inside syria and the potential the spillover into lebanon and across israel's border. much like the squeeze they felt in 2006. i think we're entering into a time of real danger and potential hostilities on both sides of the israeli border. lou: your thoughts. >> the brigade, the commander of which was killed by the israelis , are really the strategic army of hamas. my concern is that hamas has to a strategic alliances, one basically with the muslim brotherhood now in charge of egypt, but more importantly with the iranian regime. hamas is escalating against the israelis was prompted their response to put pressure on israel and divert the attention from syria. that is the way to get out of the syrian complex situation. this is a challenge to the administration. wh would you do if israel takes out the hamas military leader? it's a big question. lou: and a question that we're going to turn to judy miller for the answer when we come back. is this a strategic response that will drive straight at the heart of the iranians and put in jeopardy their
economically and politically. the civil war in syria is just one example of how beijing can exert its influence. they will also have to address domestic issues such as income disparity, environmental pollution, and corruption, to name just a few. on thursday, the party will unveil the new bureau and standing committee, the party's innermost during a power. that will complete the changing of the guard at the top until the next party congress. >> in business news, rwe has released quarterly results. germany's second largest power company has posted strong profits despite the slowdown in the eurozone. >> the biggest competitor eon shocked investors yesterday, but rwe is having no such problems. the company says it is having a good year, despite germany was a switch to more renewals and the debt crisis. in fact, rwe has raised its forecast for the year as a whole. >> for more, let's bring in our markets correspondent, who is standing by on the floor of the frankfurt stock exchange. how are investors reacting? >> the stock price of rwe is trading slightly lower, but that is nothing compared to the 1
, and it is a very volatile situation. you mentioned the war on syria. egypt is going in a very difficult direction. it is a quagmire, and you have to be careful the whole region does not explode. >> thank you so much for joining us here in studio. >> france's new prime minister has made his first official visit to germany, holding talks with german chancellor. at the top of the agenda was stagnant economic growth in france and europe generally. >> he told reporters that france remain committed to keeping greece in the eurozone and said it was in the interests of all eurozone countries to show solidarity with debt-stricken member states. for more on this now, we're joined from our parliamentary studios by our political correspondent. there's been an awful lot of talk about deteriorating franco- german relations recently. what can you say after this visit? >> for the last six months, there has been quite a bit of tension mainly because angela merkel came out during the last presidential elections in france, very openly for nicholas sarkozy, which got her off on to a very bad start with the current f
on in syria, other parts of the region, all the while, the gulf arabs, especially, feeling menaced by the events in iran. it is complicated. they're a lot of intersecting conflicts. i do think the immediate task must be to stabilize the situation, to reduce the violence, to bring about to an immediate cease-fire. one similar to what has ge 9 for many years. >> -- gone on for many years. >> thank you for joining us from new york. the cia has opened an investigation into the conduct of its former director david petraeus who resigned last week over an extramarital affair. an agency spokesman says the investigation is exploratory and does not presuppose any particular outcome. he is scheduled to testify tomorrow in front of lawmakers on the attack in benghazi. president obama has pledged ongoing federal support for areas struggling to recover after a storm sandy. he went to new york for the first time with the devastation and that with families, officials, and first responders. it has been 2.5 years since an explosion on an oil rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 people and unleashed a
northern africa, the middle east. al-qaida in iraq, in syria. i mean they there are real challenges out there, other american interests, consulates, diplomatic facilities are potentially under threat. jon: the president has said many times that al-qaida leadership has been decimated and is on the run. >> is on its heels? i don't agree with that assessment. any kind of come place sans see on our part regarding al-qaida is a big miss take. what he was focusing on here was the 9/11 crowd, the 9/11 al-qaida group. the ones that fled afghanistan into pakistan, osama bin laden. that was that crowd. you've seen testimony and reports that al-qaida in iraq has doubled in numbers, up to about 2500, they are all over syria. you've got bocohoram in africa. you've got al shabaab. we are still under threat. and the idea we should not become complacent about this at all. jon: and do you worry that with three hearings getting underway that some of the impact of all of this might be somehow dil diluted? would it be better to get one central clearinghouse and get it all out there. >> if i was a member of
, lebanon, and syria. he also seemed to have quite a bit of ties to iran and was known to (inaudible) for the hamas regime. israel, of course, when we saw him -- only saw him as a mastermind of what they called terror attacks. he was said to be the person behind the kidnapping of israeli soldier gilad that hraoet. and in the photograph the shalits released, you can see him standing there. >> what do we know about what's going on inside gaza, whether they're preparing for war, whether they're standing by for a possible land incursion? >> the people i spoke in in gaza today describe confusion and chaos. i spoke to one gentleman in the northern part of gaza who has four children and he said as he was moving towards the center he saw shells and went back home. in problem is that no one in gaza knows where it's safe right now. the air strikes that started earlier in the afternoon are scattered in areas. so people are scared that they're in the midst of another war and one they're not prepared for. >> suarez: just in the past few hours the israeli cabinet has authorized a callup of reservi
doing with syria as well. one of the things we have to be worried about is what will they do to ship through the suez canal. will there be implications there and for global trade? there are any number of issues coming to the floor and this is uncharted territory. >> the last thing the israelis want to do, and they have made this clear, but it is to occupy again. that said once you get in there you have to own the thing. where does the united states stand on all of this at the moment? >> i don't think you will see any daylight between israel and the u.s. on this. even if just for base political domestic reasons, the administration can't afford it coming off the heels of an election victory. they can't afford to allow any kind of divide based on partisan maneuvers and bickering. the u.s. will stand firmly by israel in providing weapons as we have historically done. but again, and we have a very active intelligence sharing program. but you start to look at the broader escalation of this. is this a way for israel to test out the iron dome system and the 300 missiles that have been launch
this region is destabilized. you've got this ongoing civil war in syria. you've got tensions in lebanon and that brings in hezbollah. and now with these post-arab spring democracies, these countries are much more answerable to their people. and if their people see that this situation in gaza is untenable and if they start to take to the streets, to protest against their leaders, if it enflames the arab street more than it has in the past, that would cause more instability. >> but at this point, what is the u.s. obligation to israel, for defense in this situation, but also, what kind of pressure to exert? >> reporter: the u.s. has this historic agreement to defend israel and stand by israel. what it hopes to be able to do is encourage israel not to cause too many civilian casualties, like what happened last time. but beyond that, the united states is not going to get involved on the ground. >> where do you place the odds that hamas will listen to the egyptians and, indeed, there will be a cease-fire? >> reporter: i think it's going to take some time. but this, the israelis say, is going
there been weakening or lessening of their relationship? >> absolutely and syria has driven a wedge between iran and hamas and hezbollah and hamas, back in the outside government in syria and hamas fighting with the -- is not as strong as it was a couple years ago. dagen: why now? is it all about the israeli election? >> 750 rockets fired into israel, there was growing concern in those communities about the security threats but it is close to an election. we thought four years ago close to an election where hamas attacks provoke israeli response. we should look at 2008 and how this could play out? dagen: the bush administration was hands of. can we expect the same from the obama administration? >> will be important to watch. will. administration in 2008, you could handle the situation however you see fit and the international community weighed in for a cease-fire. we haven't had a lot of statements out of washington yet. we had statements from the british government. very interesting to see statements that obama makes on this. dagen: any idea how long this lasts? even though there might not
look at what the israelis have done with syria and they have taken out a leader of hamas. we see there is sabre rattling in iran and egypt is threatening to get involved are we on the brink of war? >> the israelis recognize theyor their own. i think they have little confidence in the obama administration to stand by them. they are pursuing their opponents. they have just eliminated an important one in hamas and hamas has been a terrible thorn in their side, has been threatening them, been conducting operations against them and this is a strong message to hamas that, you know, we are at you. you know, we will escalate this. i think -- they recognize this is the only message that hamas will understand. >> sean: if we can, tony, i want to rerack what we just played here. they videotaped this attack on jabari. you know, you can see the yellow circlesarn the car, that's the car he is in. and if i am an extremist and watching this, i am thinking, you know, those are israelis, they are pretty tough with their defense. >> i gotta tell you, it's a good shot. that's when we should be doing
remember the mortar shells coming from syria, we heard for the third time in just a week, there has been something coming in from syria into israel, a soldier from the israeli military was injured by shrapnel coming in from syria today. back to you. >> brian: thanks so much. >> steve: be careful. >> gretchen: now the other stories making headlines. it's official. jon corzine thanked mf global. his bad management decisions led to the firm's bankruptcy and loss of $1.6 billion in customers' money. specifically the report says that he created an atmosphere where no one could challenge his decisions. corzine used to be the democratic governor of new jersey. >> steve: meanwhile, it could have been him. this morning we're hearing from the owner of the plane that crashed into a home leaving three people dead. roger latham was supposed to be on the plane with three pilots heading to an faa safety conference. at the last minute, he decided to go hunting instead. >> horrible thing. i don't really know what to say about that. i kind of feel guilty in some sense. >> steve: he is awe live. the pilots
civil war in neighboring syria. leland i have the materiality along the israeli/gaza border with more. leland? >> tonight, shepard, we can hear the unmistakable sound of israeli f-16s starting their bombing runs into the gaza strip. you then see the bright flashes of light when those 2000 pound bombs go off and you hear the reverb rations of the explosions at the same time we are also seeing those rockets fly out of the gaza strip here in to southern israel. this attack on ahmed really caught hamas by great surprise. not only the intelligence required to carry out such a pinpoint strike but also the fact that israel has begun its targeted killings once again a number of militants met their end today. hamas and islamic jihad. weapons storng facilities were attacked including some the very key long range missiles that has the israelis very worried. those are missiles that could fly here from israel up to tel aviv that they tried to destroy in the very beginning of these long-range air strikes. however, there was still massive retaliation, about 80 rockets flying out of the gaza strip in
from the petraeus affair to syria to the looming "fiscal cliff" at today's press conference but he also had fighting words for his administration's republican critics. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. i hear you have some questions for me. >> reporter: the president's first news conference since winning re-election and he wasted no time attacking republicans who criticized u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. >> reporter: republicans have gone after rice for her statements made after the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi. five days after the violence that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, she attributed it to outrage in the arab world over an anti-muslim video and not an act of terrorism. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation... is outrageo
.n. ambassador that in this moment is negotiating with the world on syria, on iran, on russia, on china. >> but she wasn't just going by her own schedule. i think that it's important as we play that tape, joan, that they confirmed condoleezza rice in 2005. the whole world was not believing that then. we had just had a 2004 election in this country about whether or not they were right or wrong about iraq. so that's not true. but what is even more questionable to me, he wants to question the truth about benghazi, mccain. but yesterday he skipped out of a closed-door confidential senate committee hearing about benghazi. he didn't attend the classified briefing for senators wednesday given to the senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee on which he is a member. the committee he's a member. the closed and classified briefing included representatives from the state department, the defense department, the joint chiefs of staff, the national counterterrorism center, and the fbi, all in this session. instead of attending this committee that was talking about what he says he wa
the complex relationship between turkey and syria. margaret warner is in the region and reports from refugee camps on both sides of the border. all that and more is on our web site newshour.pbs.org. ray? >> suarez: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm ray suarez. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening with david brooks and ruth marcus among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
. the worry everybody's always had about syria is not that it's going to implode, but it's going to explode. because all of the factors, all the ethnic groups, all the tribes, they're all in existence in every one of those other cups in that same -- countries in that same region. the whole region is getting very unstable, and with no economic prospects and an iran which is busy stirring the pot. megyn: wow. very glad you were here, kt. >> thank you. megyn: i have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot of you in the coming days. >>> two other big stories we are following at this hour. right now we're waiting for remarks from president obama here in new york. he's here touring the devastation as a result of hurricane sandy and getting an update on recovery efforts. the president visiting staten island at this moment, one of the areas where thousands of people are still without power, many, many are homeless. more than two weeks after the storm, a lot of folks wondering where the help is. we will bring you the president's comments as he makes them. >>> plus, we are also getting new details o
, especially given recent evidence that their shipments to syria and elsewhere? >> with respect to north korea -- they would have to demonstrate a series of meeting their data goal of denuclearization. we have engaged with the north normal basand is. we have not seen the steps. we have laid out what they need to do in terms of that kind of demonstration of seriousness with respect to denuclearization. have not seen that from them. there is an interesting question about burma. and the united states and embrace ofbama's their reform efforts and support for it. in no other way that you can imagines is an entry by berman into the international community is what comes of that and the opportunity that it provides. economically. that is an important focus of the burmese leadership. the economic prospects and promises of their coming into the international community and supported by the u.s. that is a path that if the north koreans would address the nuclear issue, that would be available to them. we have said that from the outset. it is an important example for them to contemplate. it is a regime that
, the deal was do nothing while we're running. syria is right on the border with the problem, this whole thing is coming apart right in front of us a and while we have talked about it for a long time, each month that goes by, israel wants to get more aggressive and now what's to stop them? >> there is a bbc report suggesting that obama and netanyahu have done a deal on the length and the duration of the attacks. "the washington post" this morning is fairly hawkish on what is going on. it talks about if it is drawn out, triggering potentially a barrage of retaliatory attacks from many sides and then worsening relations between egypt and israel. that doesn't necessarily though still knock on to the oil trade, does it? >> no, it really doesn't. that's what we have to keep watching. the bad word we don't want to hear is iran, obviously. iran is going to give missiles, that's a given. the question is what does iran do, if they poise troops, it will open up completely and it gives israel all it needs and they will attack and attack hard in iran. >> the qe 4 may be on the cards for next year, a
this cia unit or somebody down there was buy i buying arms to send to syria. i frankly discount them all. i see no evidence of it. somebody has to give us the answers. this is why this controversy is carried on so long because there's absolutely no clarity. we, as americans, want to know why four american diplomats were killed. >> let's specifically -- there is word that the people on the ground in benghazi, libya, cried out for help and help did not come. >> i think it's clear that the ambassador, who was murdered, did express doubts to washington about the security. there was no backup. the problem is, if there was a seven-hour gun battle for that consulate, that's not fast enough for the pentagon to react. it just isn't. i've been in those situations. you have to have the pieces in place before you can respond. i've heard the stories about laser designators and they could have called in air support. listen, to use military forces inside an independent country, a volatile one at that, takes, you know, weeks of planning in advance. somebody did drop the ball. but i just don't believe the t
tough times right now -- syria, lebanon, jordan? >> unfortunately, we don't have an ambassador here, and i appreciate the presence of egyptian as well as -- but we cannot argue if he wants to call it's unfortunate that the egyptian ambassador had to go, so we will see, but that should not be a reason to stop any kind of -- that we have to face. >> israeli defense minister ehud barack joining us live from tel aviv. do stay safe, and we wish the best for not only the people of israel, but the palestinians, and we hope that you can somehow come to some kind of a consensus to stop this violence between your two parties. thank you for being with us and for answering. our apologies for the difficult connection, but we have been struggling throughout the hour to make that connection with the defense minister, and now we know why. the air raids going in israel. particularly in tel aviv. thank you for watching us in this hour. please stay tuned now for my colleague suzanne malveaux who takes over with "newsroom international." >>> welcome to "newsroom international." i'm suzanne malveaux. we
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